The history of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the story of free speech and the protection of civil liberties in American life. Over the past 90 years, the ACLU has played a major role in the evolution and growth of modern constitutional law. The ACLU has been involved in more than 80 percent of court cases listed as proverbial “landmark” cases in any constitutional law textbook, and in several critical cases, the Supreme Court's opinion was drawn directly from the ACLU brief. The ACLU was founded in 1920 ...

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